Fast Five Quiz: Cannabis Use and Abuse

Richard H. Sinert, DO


April 08, 2020

Cannabis intoxication, a cannabis-related disorder coded as 292.89, is defined by the DSM-5 as the following:

  • Recent use of cannabis

  • Clinically significant problematic behavioral or psychological changes (eg, impaired motor coordination, euphoria, anxiety, sensation of slowed time, impaired judgment, social withdrawal) that developed during, or shortly after, cannabis use

  • At least two of the following signs, developing within 2 hours of cannabis use:

    • Conjunctival injection

    • Increased appetite

    • Dry mouth

    • Tachycardia

  • Symptoms not due to a general medical condition and not better accounted for by another mental disorder

Clinicians are instructed to specify whether this is occurring with perceptual disturbances—hallucinations with intact reality testing or auditory, visual, or tactile illusions occurring in the absence of delirium.

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